Frank Alkyer, Publisher, Music Inc., and Panel - Gayle Beacock, Greg Billings, Brad Boynton, Alan Friedman, John Grabowski, Brian Reardon, Gordy Wilcher
Every business faces change, but not every business is successful in leading and managing the change process. Implementing change requires a plan. Listen as Danny Rocks talks with four leading music retailers about how they re-shaped their businesses by taking advantage of the opportunity to change.
NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond opens the sixth annual Breakfast of Champions session to kick off the 2011 NAMM Show.  NAMM University's Breakfast of Champions is a favorite of Show attendees to listen to industry giants and leaders share their experience, stories and business strategies.
Bernie Williams, former Major League Baseball outfielder for the New York Yankees and musician, is welcomed as a guest by Joe Lamond, NAMM CEO & President.  In addition to his accolades on the baseball field, Bernie is also a critically-acclaimed musician.
NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond speaks with Jon Haber, owner of Alto Music and star of an American Express national ad campaign. Haber describes his experience of being filmed for the TV spots, which feature Alto Music and were shot on location at Alto's main store in Middletown, N.Y. The TV spots trace his 24-year career in music retail and feature retail customers and musicians of all ages.
Joe Lamond, CEO & President of NAMM, talks with industry legend and Founder and Chairman of the Roland Corporation, Ikutaro Kakehashi.  For the first time, a Breakfast of Champions guest was streamed  by live video feed, in real time.  Mr.
Former Arkansas Governor and part-time bass guitar player Mike Huckabee sits down with NAMM CEO & President Joe Lamond to discuss his personal love of music  and commitment to music education as a permanent part of the curriculum for children in the U.S.  Huckabee recently launched a new benefit album called “I Wanna Play!: An Album to Put Musical Instruments into the Hands of Every Child i
Sammy Ash shares stories about growing up in the family business, Sam Ash Music Stores, and working his way from the bottom up through the ranks to become COO. Sammy is proud of the Ash Family legacy—his grandparents opened the first Sam Ash Music in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1924—and talks about his commitment and passion for the business, his employees and the industry.
NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond welcomes industry legends and old friends Vic Firth and Bob Zildjian to share stories about their early business beginnings and how they've led their companies, Vic Firth Inc. and Sabian through lean and prosperous years.
Presented By Brian Reardon, George Hines, Gordy Wilcher, Mike Guillot, Victor Salazar, Zach Phillips
With many exciting new products at the show, it’s sometimes difficult to make sure you’ve seen all the important new items. Join Music Inc. publisher Frank Alkyer and a panel of retail buyers, media and gear heads as they scour the aisles and dig into the merchandise to find the best products, ideas and trends.